Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Reyes Cardenas's "Calcetines"

I just posted this to
  • Reyes Cardenas's blog & I just gotta post his poem, "Calcetines".

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    Lorna Dee Cervantes  said...

    Dang, Reyes! You make me cry. That good. My son gets a bag of underwear every year, along with all his other presents, just to remember, just so I re-member. Gracias, for remembering. I think I'll go wrap something in the funny papers now...

    April 20, 2005 9:49 AM

    Wednesday, April 20, 2005


    We were so poor
    when we were growing up
    Christmas meant

    a pair of socks for me,
    and that was it.
    My uncle Frank

    and Aunt Luisa
    gave me those socks
    once a year

    I needed them
    or not.

    These were not the socks
    from Neruda’s
    Ode To A Sock,

    these were not
    insect socks,

    these were not
    sock drawers
    in a Borges mirror,

    these were plain and simple
    brown, chicano

    Now all
    I needed
    was zapatos.

    posted by RC @ 3:00 AM


    Blogger Bella said...

    This is a nice post about variety of Socks and its a very needed information.
    Thanks for such an important post.

    25/11/08 20:48  

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